Friday, July 5, 2013

X-Wind, shows-off the future of distributed energy generation

X-Wind Power, manufacturer of the worlds most advanced vertical axis wind turbines, shows for the first time the potential of its technology, with the setting-up of a demonstration project with the UK's largest energy user, Network Rail. The DECC part-funded project aims at reducing the carbon footprint of electrified railways by up to 70% using wind energy generators adjacent to tracks. The company's flagship product, the XW-80 has been designed for sites with restricted access and limited space. XW-80 can be installed at a density of 1MW per kilometre on long linear sites such as sea defences, road and rail corridors or in small numbers to suit communities or businesses.
X-Wind Power is proud to provide second-to-none return on investment to its customers. X-Wind technology, designed by a world leading expert team, with its exceptional efficiency, low cost of energy and near silent operation, has been described as 'potentially game changing' by Dong Energy.
Michael Blaize, CEO at X-Wind Power said "We have made exceptional progress over the last two years from an innovative concept to a demonstration project with the UK's largest energy user, the support we have received from funding bodies such as the Technology Strategy Board and The Department of Energy and Climate Change, is a clear endorsement of our technology and business strategies"
X-Wind Power provides performance guarantees, and state of the art monitoring for all their products. For more information about X-Wind, please visit www.x-windpower.com
About X-Wind Power Ltd
X-Wind Power Limited is a UK based wind turbine manufacturer incorporated at the end of 2010. X-Wind supplies leading edge, reliable and cost effective energy generation solutions for customers with diverse land portfolios. The elegant design and quiet operation make it the choice of turbine for any sensitive location. Market research has highlighted strong growth potential for the medium scale wind market. X-Wind intends to combine innovative design with robust manufacturing processes from automotive and large-scale wind industries to offer efficient and reliable products.
After 2 years of development, X-Wind is currently testing its technology at a smaller 6kW scale before moving to a larger 80kW prototype in 2014.
About the DECC Entrepreneurs Fund Project
X-Wind is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of electrified railways by up to 70% using wind energy generators distributed adjacent to the tracks. The EFP project will take advantage of Network Rail's unique land ownership to validate X-Wind innovative vertical axis wind turbine technology in terms of performance, economics and safety, specifically when operating in narrow corridors and in proximity to trains.
The two-year project consists of the design and development of an 80kW wind turbine based on X-Wind recently validated 6kW small scale generator. The project will lead to several regional trials along Network Rail's tracks before moving to a comprehensive rollout and the potential generation of 2,200 GWh of carbon-free electricity annually.
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